we have a client that is creating an import file on an AS-400.
if the file stays on the as-400 the processing of the file takes about 2 hours.
if the file is moved to the windows box it takes about 40 minutes.
i have asked them to put the file on the windows box directly, i am assuming they should/need to use QNTC to accomplish this.
they said this would require changes to their network to accomidate this that would preclude me for getting connected to the windows computers that i need to.
currently the computers i need are in a workgroup inside their firewall.
my question is this, what kind of authentication/connections are required to implement QNTC to allow the as400 to write to a shared windows folder?
there are also files that i put in this folder that the as400 needs to pick up and process.
if this was implemented, i would not even need to see the as400 from the windows side at all, all the files would be transferred back and forth in the windows folder.
if someone could point me in the right direction as to how i could proceed that would be great.
(i could run msdos batch programs that pull the files from the as-400 and put them on the windows side, but would rather not have that layer involved if i can help it, one more thing that might not work)